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Debarge "I Like It" Flats of Rounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by beyondat, Nov 26, 2010.


  1. beyondat

    beyondat

    Jan 13, 2008
    Bronx, New York


    Just wanted to know if anyone can tell if these are flats or rounds in this song?
     
  2. purpletornado

    purpletornado

    Aug 5, 2009
    I can't tell, I keep getting mesmerized by El DeBarge's sweet, sweet vocals.
     
  3. beyondat

    beyondat

    Jan 13, 2008
    Bronx, New York
    LMAO
     
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Rounds. Probably P-Bass. "Ready" Freddie Washington.
     
  5. beyondat

    beyondat

    Jan 13, 2008
    Bronx, New York
    "Ready" Freddie Washington played bass on this song? I've always thought it was one of the Debarge brothers.
     
  6. I was gonna say flats based on the sound from about 1:00 to 1:25, but then there's a little slap segment that rings too much for flats....gotta be rounds or very bright SS flats.
     
  7. beyondat

    beyondat

    Jan 13, 2008
    Bronx, New York
    Maybe there were two basses used on this song
     
  8. CrimsonGhost

    CrimsonGhost

    Nov 14, 2000
    You are witnessing the sound of a p-bass with flats Eq'ed high on the upper mids with some compression there boss, F'n Classic tone right there.

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  9. beyondat

    beyondat

    Jan 13, 2008
    Bronx, New York
    Word, I was looking for a reason to put my flats back on my bass.
     
  10. CrimsonGhost

    CrimsonGhost

    Nov 14, 2000
    Kinda funny listening to that track and hearing how many rap groups pulled samples from that song.. this has got to be like one of the most sampled songs ever..
     
  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    I'm thinking that as well. The chorus section has a totally different vibe and I'm hearing the growly sound of (well worn) rounds on a P-Bass.
     
  12. Alucard817

    Alucard817

    May 18, 2010
    Tampa,Fla
    The bass is way too percussive to be rounds. as Crimson said flats with a high EQ in the mids.
     
  13. MRuss

    MRuss

    Jan 23, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Yeah, slap/bright part sounds like flats being slapped
     
  14. Flats I'd say...
     

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